Society & Culture

AAPI and Trans

podcast May 4, 2023

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In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Imara sits down with two leading AAPI trans community organizers. First, she speaks with Hawaiian cultural ambassador and activist Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, who shares her coming out experience and talks about ways gender is expressed across Polynesian cultures and languages. Next, Imara is joined by outgoing Executive Director of Transgender Law Center, Kris Hasyahi, to discuss his nearly 30 year-long career as a trans activist. 

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TransLash Podcast is produced by Translash Media.

Translash Team: Imara Jones, Oliver-Ash Kleine, Aubrey Calaway. 

Xander Adams is our sound engineer and contributing producer.

Digital strategy by Daniela Capistrano.

Theme Music: Ben Draghi and ZZK records.

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